pen The Maryland Statewide Standards for College English Committee
Composition Conversations X
Writing Conference
A 21st Century Red Pen:
Writing, Grading, Commenting on,
and Directing Students in Writing Assignments



What strategies work best when providing feedback and direction to students?

Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) Catonsville
Center for the Arts

Friday, October 23, 2015

8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Plenary Speaker

Dr. Chris Anson
University Distinguished Professor and Director
Campus Writing and Speaking Program
North Carolina State University

"Giving Voice: Screencast Technology and Response to Student Writing"

New technologies are now providing teachers and students with more options for responding to and evaluating writing. In particular, screencast technology allows teachers or student peer reviewers to open a paper onscreen, mark it up as desired, and then orally work through the paper, commenting on various features or providing advice to the writer. The writer can then replay the screencast multiple times, listening to the commentary while looking at specific textual features that the commenter has highlighted. This talk will first describe and demonstrate the use of screencast technology for response and evaluation, and then share the results of research that examined students’ and teachers’ feelings about screencast technology as a medium for response.

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Co-sponsored by the Maryland State Department of Education
and the Community Colleges’ Chief Academic Officers